Janet A. Mimm, 91, of Orwigsburg, formerly of Rausch's Road, New Ringgold, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 9th, with her family by her side.
Janet was born in Schuylkill Haven on January 11, 1932, a daughter of the late Sadie (Hoffman) and John A. Deatrich.
Janet was the widow of William (Bill) F. Mimm.
She graduated from Pottsville High School, Class of 1949. Janet attended PA Bankers Association Central Atlantic School of Banking at Bucknell University and also attended Penn State Schuylkill Campus. She was a member of Christ Church, McKeansburg.
Janet began as a teller and retired as Vice President in the banking industry, beginning at the First National Bank of Orwigsburg which then merged and became Pennsylvania National Bank in 1962 where she worked for 45 years. Janet retired in 1997. She also was the Manager of Auburn Bank from 1981 until 1983, at which point she returned to Orwigsburg before retirement.
She had years in an Acapella Choir; in her senior year participating in district chorus and all state chorus. She was a drum major of the band, in Queens Court, and in the senior play. During W.W. II she was a junior air raid warden. Janet had four brothers serving in the service. She was also a lifeguard at Willow Lake.
Janet was active in Hawk Mountain Boy Scouts of America and the United Way of the Orwigsburg Area. She was also a board member and treasurer of the Orwigsburg Library. She was one of the original organizers of the Orwigsburg Business Association and also a board member of the Eagle Foundation of Blue Mountain High School. Janet was a previous charter member of Little Schuylkill Lionettes in which she was instrumental in forming.
Janet is survived by a daughter, Susan Mimm Hogue of La Jolla, CA and a son, Lee Mimm and his wife Peggy of Asheboro, NC; grandchildren Julie George and her husband Owen; Ann Evans and her husband Brian; Jeffrey Mimm and his wife Jinny, six great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews
She is predeceased by brothers Earl, Harrison, Edward, Robert and George Deatrich and sisters Lillian, Gladys McLaughlin, Dorothy Smith and Mary Eichenberg.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg on Sunday, March 12 at 6:30 PM, with Rev. Michael Petresky officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 until the time of service.
The family would greatly appreciate if contributions would be made to Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library, for children's books. Donation can be sent to 216 West Independence Street, Orwigsburg, PA 17961.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
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Orwigsburg Area Free Public Library ( for children's books )
214 East Independence Street, Orwigsburg PA 17961